You’ve been around the block a few times. You know the drill.
You do your thing, write whatever shebang you had planned, hit publish, tweet, Facebook share. Then rinse and repeat. Easy. Do it enough times and eventually you’ll become the much promised stuff of small business legend.
Except when you don’t.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein
Having been lured onto the hamster wheel of blogging with the promise of more customers, happier clients, better social engagement … I’ll leave you to fill in the blanks, what do you on the days when it all feels a bit meh?
Because come on, be honest, we all have them. The meh days are one of the reasons why I quit regular blogging and started the magazine. What is it with this incessant need to churn out more content, more information, more noise?
What do you do on the days when you want to shout, “enough is enough, stop already!”
Regular readers will know that this was meant to be week three of the pillar content challenge. And it will be, just not today.
Today I have another one of my now infamous dares for you.
Close the lid on your laptop or switch off your machine (right after you’ve finished reading this of course!) Grab your keys and go outside.
If you’re feeling very brave (and come on, we know that everyone here at Tycoon Blogger is the stuff of steel so go for it!) I even dare you to leave your phone at home. The chances of you falling and bumping your head and needing to call for emergency first aid are very slim.
What you do when you get outside if your call and will depend somewhat on personal preference, the weather and where in the world you live.
Here’s the key … go outside and do something that you love.
Let the grass grow under your feet a little. Do stuff that creates memories and then use that stuff to fuel your next blog post. Tell stories. Stop with the hamster wheel blogging and remember why you started doing this in the first place.
Seriously. What are you still doing here?
You were waiting for the conclusion? Too bad. You are the conclusion …
Go out and live a little, write about it and then come back and leave a comment telling us where to find your latest epic installment (remember to use your real name, not a keyword, anything else just looks like yucky old spam!) I promise to personally come over to your place and read all about it.
Go on, what are you waiting for? I dare you!